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Hello, 

 

I've been outside of the US for 4 months now and still planning on staying at home in Europe for a couple more. 

 

I'm waiting for removing the conditions. I sent the application before I left back in July and didn't know I'd go to Europe for so long. 

 

Do I have to send additional information? Does anyone have an experience with this, please?

 

Thank you for all your help. 

 

Maruska


--K1--

June 2015 - filled petition for K1 visa

12/17/2015 - interview at the US embassy in Czech

12/28/2015 - received K1 visa
01/24/2016 - arrived in the US
02/05/2016 - got married
02/18/2016 - applied for SSN
02/25/2016 - received SSN
02/26/2016 - went to change my name on SSN
03/11/2016 - received a new SSN card with married name
03/14/2016 - applied and got US driver's license

--AOS--

03/22/2016 - sent AOS package (AOS,EAD,AP) [Day 1]

04/08/2016 - NOA1 received (emails&texts) [Day 17]

04/12/2016 - NOA1 hardcopy received [Day 21]

​04/29/2016 - biometrics letter received [Day 38]

05/12/2016 - walk-in biometrics [Day 51]

05/13/2016 - biometrics appointment 02:00PM [Day 52]

05/13/2016 - RFE sent on May 9th [Day 52]

05/15/2016 - received RFE letter [Day 54]

05/16/2016 - sent off RFE response [Day 55]

06/07/2016 - EAD card is being produced, AP approved (online status) [Day 77]

06/10/2016 - EAD card was mailed [Day 80]

06/11/2016 - AP approval letter received [Day 81]

06/15/2016 - EAD/AP card received [Day 85]

07/22/2016 - called, can make a request at the beginning of August (4 months after I applied) [Day 122]

07/26/2016 - got a letter after I made a request online - they got RFE on May 20th, case still pending [Day 126]

08/17/2016 - called again, online request doesn't work, can try it in a month! OMG! [Day 148]

09/02/2016 - submitted an online request [Day 164]

09/15/2016 - online status "New Card Is Being Produced" [Day 178]

09/16/2016 - online status "Case Approved" [Day 179]

09/20/2016 - online status "Card Was Mailed To Me" [Day 183]

09/24/2016 - Green Card received! :dancing:[Day 187]

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Did you already do your biometrics?  I am not aware of anything else that needs to be sent in.  The only other thing to keep in mind is that when staying out of the US as an LPR for 6 months or more may raise some eyebrows at CBP, and if you plan to stay out longer than 12 months you need to get a re-entry permit.

 

Good Luck! 


Visa Received : 2014-04-04 (K1 - see timeline for details)

US Entry : 2014-09-12

POE: Detroit

Marriage : 2014-09-27

I-765 Approved: 2015-01-09

I-485 Interview: 2015-03-11

I-485 Approved: 2015-03-13

Green Card Received: 2015-03-24 Yeah!!!

I-751 ROC Submitted: 2016-12-20

I-751 NOA Received:  2016-12-29

I-751 Biometrics Appt.:  2017-01-26

I-751 Interview:  2018-04-10

I-751 Approved:  2018-05-04

N400 Filed:  2018-01-13

N400 Biometrics:  2018-02-22

N400 Interview:  2018-04-10

N400 Approved:  2018-04-10

Oath Ceremony:  2018-06-11 - DONE!!!!!!!

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6 minutes ago, Bill & Katya said:

Did you already do your biometrics?  I am not aware of anything else that needs to be sent in.  The only other thing to keep in mind is that when staying out of the US as an LPR for 6 months or more may raise some eyebrows at CBP, and if you plan to stay out longer than 12 months you need to get a re-entry permit.

 

Good Luck! 

I didn't. I'm still waiting for the letter. It hasn't been scheduled yet.

 

Is there a way to send a letter to CBP to explain my situation and that is because of family reasons? Thank you! 


--K1--

June 2015 - filled petition for K1 visa

12/17/2015 - interview at the US embassy in Czech

12/28/2015 - received K1 visa
01/24/2016 - arrived in the US
02/05/2016 - got married
02/18/2016 - applied for SSN
02/25/2016 - received SSN
02/26/2016 - went to change my name on SSN
03/11/2016 - received a new SSN card with married name
03/14/2016 - applied and got US driver's license

--AOS--

03/22/2016 - sent AOS package (AOS,EAD,AP) [Day 1]

04/08/2016 - NOA1 received (emails&texts) [Day 17]

04/12/2016 - NOA1 hardcopy received [Day 21]

​04/29/2016 - biometrics letter received [Day 38]

05/12/2016 - walk-in biometrics [Day 51]

05/13/2016 - biometrics appointment 02:00PM [Day 52]

05/13/2016 - RFE sent on May 9th [Day 52]

05/15/2016 - received RFE letter [Day 54]

05/16/2016 - sent off RFE response [Day 55]

06/07/2016 - EAD card is being produced, AP approved (online status) [Day 77]

06/10/2016 - EAD card was mailed [Day 80]

06/11/2016 - AP approval letter received [Day 81]

06/15/2016 - EAD/AP card received [Day 85]

07/22/2016 - called, can make a request at the beginning of August (4 months after I applied) [Day 122]

07/26/2016 - got a letter after I made a request online - they got RFE on May 20th, case still pending [Day 126]

08/17/2016 - called again, online request doesn't work, can try it in a month! OMG! [Day 148]

09/02/2016 - submitted an online request [Day 164]

09/15/2016 - online status "New Card Is Being Produced" [Day 178]

09/16/2016 - online status "Case Approved" [Day 179]

09/20/2016 - online status "Card Was Mailed To Me" [Day 183]

09/24/2016 - Green Card received! :dancing:[Day 187]

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3 minutes ago, maruska&chris said:

I didn't. I'm still waiting for the letter. It hasn't been scheduled yet.

 

Is there a way to send a letter to CBP to explain my situation and that is because of family reasons? Thank you! 

How do you know a biometrics letter has not been sent to you yet? You should have gotten your biometrics appointment by now. Have you tried to see online or call to see what is up with your case? 

 

I will not comment on the rest of it but I would not be surprised if you have an interview and they ask about the long absence. 

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9 minutes ago, maruska&chris said:

I didn't. I'm still waiting for the letter. It hasn't been scheduled yet.

 

Is there a way to send a letter to CBP to explain my situation and that is because of family reasons? Thank you! 

Not to my knowledge relative to sending USCIS a notice.  As to the biometrics, that is kind of surprising as that usually comes fairly soon after submitting the application.  Are you sure the person collecting your mail did not miss it?

Edited by Bill & Katya

Visa Received : 2014-04-04 (K1 - see timeline for details)

US Entry : 2014-09-12

POE: Detroit

Marriage : 2014-09-27

I-765 Approved: 2015-01-09

I-485 Interview: 2015-03-11

I-485 Approved: 2015-03-13

Green Card Received: 2015-03-24 Yeah!!!

I-751 ROC Submitted: 2016-12-20

I-751 NOA Received:  2016-12-29

I-751 Biometrics Appt.:  2017-01-26

I-751 Interview:  2018-04-10

I-751 Approved:  2018-05-04

N400 Filed:  2018-01-13

N400 Biometrics:  2018-02-22

N400 Interview:  2018-04-10

N400 Approved:  2018-04-10

Oath Ceremony:  2018-06-11 - DONE!!!!!!!

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It may not have been needed. I'm part of the group in which USCIS is "reusing" their biometrics (so glad I paid for that:rolleyes:). Took them 3-ish months to send us that notification as you can see in my signature. But you'll definitely want to make sure whoever is watching your mail is looking through everything. Perhaps you got the "waiving your biometrics" letter? I agree that you should have received something by now

Edited by YecaCruz

A Tale of Two Dakotaraguans

K1 Journey - 78 Days

 

Sent I-129F - 11/16/15 [Day 1]
NOA1 - 11/18 (Hard copy: 11/24) [Day 2, Day 8]
NOA2 - 12/18 (Hard copy: 12/26) [Day 32, Day 40]
NVC received file: 1/05/2016 [Day 50]
Obtained NVC invoice number, paid visa fee, filled out DS-160: 1/06 [Day 51]
Fiancé's medical: 1/12 9:00am [Day 57]
Interview: 1/22 9:30am, Approved! [67 days] (F)
Visa status = "AP": 1/25, "Issued":01/27, "In Transit: 2/02"
Visa packet in hand: 2/03 [Day 78]
POE: (Houston) 2/04, North Dakota arrival: 2/05

Married (civil): 2/05/16 (L)

AOS - 55 Days

 

I-485, AP, EAD sent : 3/03/2016 [Day 1]

Delivered: 3/04 [Day 2]

Electronic NOA1: 3/08 [Day 5]

NOA1 Hardcopy: 3/12 [Day 9]

Biometric Notification snail-mail: 3/26 [Day 23]

Biometrics Appt: 4/06 in Fargo, ND [Day 33]

Notification(s): "Your new card is being produced" (Green Card) 4/23 [Day 48]

"Your case was approved" (lol backwards) 4/26 [Day 51]

"Your card was mailed on 4/27" 4/28 [Day 53]

Green Card in Hand: 4/30 [Day 55]

D-day ("Dress day"/I do...again Day/wedding reception): 9/10/16

ROC

Spoiler

Window opens: 1/24/2018

Package sent: 1/26, Delivered: 1/29 at 11:17am to CSC - [Day 1]

Check cashed: 1/31 [Day 3]

NOA1: 1/29 [Day 1]

NOA snail-mail: 2/02 [Day 4]

Biometrics snail-mail: Sent 5/5, received 5/12 [Day 107]

Biometrics appt: Not required

Email: 5/25 "We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates. We last took action on 3/16" [Day 120]

Email 6/8, 6/22, 7/6, 7/20, 8/3 "Still reviewing your case blah blah" [Day 134, 148, 162, 176]

18 Month extension letter received, dated 8/18: 8/24/18

Citizenship

Spoiler

Window opens: 01/24/2019

 

 

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13 minutes ago, Cyberfx1024 said:

How do you know a biometrics letter has not been sent to you yet? You should have gotten your biometrics appointment by now. Have you tried to see online or call to see what is up with your case? 

 

I will not comment on the rest of it but I would not be surprised if you have an interview and they ask about the long absence. 

Biometrics appointment for people who filed at csc have been delayed. People who filed around may are still waiting.


07/09/2018: ROC packet sent with USPS 2-day priority shipping

07/11/2018: ROC packet delivered to the Vermont Service Center

07/16/2018: NOA1 received by mail with 18 months extension (notice date 7/12 and check cashed)

08/07/2018: Biometrics appointment letter received by mail (notice date 7/27)

08/13/2018: Biometrics appointment at east Hartford, ct

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Thank you all! Yes, I haven't received it yet as the person who takes care of my mail would let me know. I'll try to wait a bit longer. 

 

Thank you! 


--K1--

June 2015 - filled petition for K1 visa

12/17/2015 - interview at the US embassy in Czech

12/28/2015 - received K1 visa
01/24/2016 - arrived in the US
02/05/2016 - got married
02/18/2016 - applied for SSN
02/25/2016 - received SSN
02/26/2016 - went to change my name on SSN
03/11/2016 - received a new SSN card with married name
03/14/2016 - applied and got US driver's license

--AOS--

03/22/2016 - sent AOS package (AOS,EAD,AP) [Day 1]

04/08/2016 - NOA1 received (emails&texts) [Day 17]

04/12/2016 - NOA1 hardcopy received [Day 21]

​04/29/2016 - biometrics letter received [Day 38]

05/12/2016 - walk-in biometrics [Day 51]

05/13/2016 - biometrics appointment 02:00PM [Day 52]

05/13/2016 - RFE sent on May 9th [Day 52]

05/15/2016 - received RFE letter [Day 54]

05/16/2016 - sent off RFE response [Day 55]

06/07/2016 - EAD card is being produced, AP approved (online status) [Day 77]

06/10/2016 - EAD card was mailed [Day 80]

06/11/2016 - AP approval letter received [Day 81]

06/15/2016 - EAD/AP card received [Day 85]

07/22/2016 - called, can make a request at the beginning of August (4 months after I applied) [Day 122]

07/26/2016 - got a letter after I made a request online - they got RFE on May 20th, case still pending [Day 126]

08/17/2016 - called again, online request doesn't work, can try it in a month! OMG! [Day 148]

09/02/2016 - submitted an online request [Day 164]

09/15/2016 - online status "New Card Is Being Produced" [Day 178]

09/16/2016 - online status "Case Approved" [Day 179]

09/20/2016 - online status "Card Was Mailed To Me" [Day 183]

09/24/2016 - Green Card received! :dancing:[Day 187]

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